Wow.....that's really...awful. I mean the people who are supposed to protect and stand up for animals ignoring and practically adding to the neglect and abuse....wow. This exactly why if I ever win the lottery I'm starting a horse (other animals welcome too, of course) plus the old ranch pines could retire there! Aaaaahh dreams... At least Mudpie has a happy study! And an awesome fly mask!
Equestrianism; 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember you're absolutely insane to be riding a beast that big.